Xinjiang Flying Tigers
|Xinjiang Flying Tigers|
|History||Xinjiang Flying Tigers
|Location||Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China|
|Team colors||Sky Blue, White
|Main sponsor||Guanghui Group
Tianshan R-C Bank
|Head coach||Li Qiuping|
|Xinjiang Flying Tigers|
|Hanyu Pinyin||Xīnjiāng Guǎnghuì Fēihǔ|
The Xinjiang Tianshan Rural-Commercial Bank Flying Tigers (新疆天山农商银行飞虎) or Xinjiang Tianshan Nongshang Yinhang or Xinjiang Flying Tigers are a professional basketball team based in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China, which plays in the North Division of the Chinese Basketball Association. The Tianshan Rural-Commercial Bank is club's corporate sponsor while its mascot is a flying tiger.
The team's long-time former corporate sponsor was the Xinjiang Guanghui Group, Ltd. (新疆广汇集团有限公司). The club joined the league ahead of the 1999–00 CBA season, as the first step in the organization's plans to expand into the country's western interior.
During the 2004–05 CBA season, the Xinjiang Flying Tigers finished in third place in the North Division, but lost in the Quarter-Finals of the CBA Playoffs to the South Division's Jiangsu Dragons. In the 2005–06 CBA season, they finished in second place in the North Division, but were again eliminated by Jiangsu in the Quarter-Finals.
Xinjiang's success in recent years has been highlighted by three straight trips to the CBA Finals at the end of the 2008–09 CBA season, 2009–10 CBA season, and 2010–11 CBA season, as well as another appearance in the championship series following the 2013–14 CBA season. The Flying Tigers failed to win the title on all four occasions.
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
Xinjiang Flying Tigers roster roster
- Li Gen (2015-)
- Su Wei (2013-)
- Andray Blatche (2014-)
- Liu Wei (2014-)
- Zhou Qi (2014-)
- Wang Lei (2015-)
- Darius Adams (2016-)
- Xue Yuyang (2003-2011)
- Shan Tao (2005-2006)
- Mengke Bateer (2007-2013)
- Juan Mendez (2008-2009)
- Quincy Douby (2010-2011)
- Zhang Qingpeng (2010-2011, 2012-2014)
- James Singleton (2010-2011, 2012-2014)
- Kenyon Martin (2011)
- Patty Mills (2011-2012)
- Tang Zhengdong (2011-2015)
- Tim Pickett (2012)
- Gani Lawal (2012)
- Ike Diogu (2012)
- Lester Hudson (2013-2014)
- Jordan Crawford (2014)
- Sebastian Telfair (2014-2015)
- Andrew Goudeluck (2015-2016)
- Bryce Cotton (2016)
- "Xinjiang Gyang Hui Flying Tigers basketball". Asia-Basket. Eurobasket. 11 October 2011.
- (Chinese) 2005-2006 season information on Sina.com
- (Chinese) http://web.archive.org/web/20050209031027/http://www.bsgb.com:80/cbaclub/cbaxj.php
- (Chinese) Official site
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